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Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society

On-line version ISSN 0717-9707

Abstract

TIRFU ZEKARIAS, MEKONEN  and  NAGESWARA RAO, GOLLAPALLI. EVALUATION OF PROTONATION CONSTANTS OF MERCAPTOSUCCINIC ACID IN AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS OF PROPYLENE GLYCOL AND DIOXAN. J. Chil. Chem. Soc. [online]. 2012, vol.57, n.1, pp. 1054-1057. ISSN 0717-9707.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-97072012000100021.

The protonation constants values of mercaptosuccinic acid were determined in propylene glycol- and dioxan-water mixtures (0-60% v/v) at 303.0 K at an ionic strength of 0.16 M using pH-metric technique. The protonation constants were calculated with the computer program MINIQUAD75 and selection of the best fit chemical models was based on the statistical parameters. The log K values were found to increase with increase of the organic solvent content. The linear variations of the protonation constants with the reciprocal of the dielectric constant of the medium have been attributed to the dominance of electrostatic forces. Distribution of species, protonation equilibria and effect of influential parameters on the protonation constants have also been presented.

Keywords : Mercaptosuccinic acid; propylene glycol; dioxan; protonation; constant; dielectric constant.

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